Must-Have Holiday Travel Essentials

must-have holiday travel essentials
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I have been scouring the web looking for decently priced flights to a sunny destination and winter has not even officially even begun. With the busy holiday season ahead of us I know that our family spends more time away from home visiting family and friends. Forgetting something important can put a damper on our holiday fun so we’ve put together a list of must-have holiday travel essentials. 

Must-Have Holiday Travel Essentials

Must-Have Holiday Travel Essentials

Whether you are travelling to escape the cold or to visit family during the holidays, the first step to a successful journey is a well-packed bag and some of the contents below may surprise you!

must-have holiday travel essentials

  1. Documents: Do you have your passport, itinerary, booking reference codes and insurance forms packed? A misplaced bag at the airport or hotel could leave you stranded. Make sure to back up your documents with an online copy. Use a secure place like Google Drive that can be accessed from anywhere in the world.
  2. Comfy shoes: No matter what you’re travelling for, you can bet you will be doing lots of walking. Make sure to pack a comfy pair of shoes that will keep you going all day.
  3. Reusable water bottle: Not only will you save money by bringing your own water along, but it’s also a helpful reminder to stay hydrated throughout your trip. This is especially important if you are going somewhere hot or will be doing lots of activities.
  4. RestoraLAX: Traveler’s constipation is very common thanks to the lack of physical movement while in transit, stress and change in diet. RestoraLAX is an easy way to restore your body’s natural rhythm. Dissolve RestoraLAX into your favourite hot or cold drink – there’s no grit or taste!
  5. Headphones: Make sure to pack your favourite pair of headphones so you can zone-out and enjoy yourself on the journey, chill-out on the beach or even block out the commotion of other travellers during the holidays.
  6. Allergy medication: You’ve probably packed your vitamins, deodorant, glasses and toothbrush, but did you pack your allergy medication? Going to a different climate or environment can expose you to potential allergens and make for an unpleasant trip. Claritin Rapid Dissolve gives you non-drowsy, 24-hour allergy symptom relief, so you can enjoy every second of your vacation. These dissolve instantly on your tongue so you do n’t need water. From the ocean to the mountains, you can take it anywhere!

Enjoy your vacation! What unexpected travel items can you never leave at home? I would love to know, leave your suggestions in the comments below.




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Aneta Alaei
Aneta Alaei

Aneta is a Toronto-based mom of four that loves a good meal, great company, and learning something new. In her free time, you can find her trying to keep yet another plant alive.

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  1. November 19, 2018 / 7:50 am

    Just what I needed. Good reminder. Thank you.

  2. Debbie White-Beattie
    December 16, 2018 / 3:16 am

    You’ve got great tips but remember medical documents especially if you’re on narcotics

  3. Tammi L.
    January 10, 2019 / 3:02 pm

    I always bring a large flash drive or hand held hard drive so that I can back up my pictures from the computer as I’ve had crashes and lost everything!

  4. jan
    January 11, 2019 / 7:50 pm

    RestoraLAX is something I will never forget again (I hope). It can come in soooo handy. And I found out that to purchase something comperable in a foreign country is costly.

  5. Jenifer V
    January 21, 2019 / 11:30 pm

    Super useful list! I also include some Advil and Imodium just in case!

  6. Treen Goodwin
    January 24, 2019 / 2:56 pm

    Awesome , tips , thanks for sharing , i will remember this for next time !!

  7. Shirley OFlynn
    January 25, 2019 / 3:19 pm

    Great check list! I will keep this in mind before my next vacation.

  8. Deborah P.
    January 27, 2019 / 6:37 am

    Bringing RestoraLAX along was not something I thought about but a good idea and I always have some comfy shoes for walking tours . Documentation for all prescription medication and enough for trip.

  9. Elizabeth Matthiesen
    February 20, 2019 / 11:03 am

    A great list, I’d also add a charger for my phone and laptop.

  10. Linda H
    March 3, 2019 / 11:00 am

    This is a great list for when we are planning a holiday. I never used to bring online copies of documents but I do now as an extra safeguard.

  11. Janet Lance
    April 26, 2019 / 10:59 pm

    Great and helpful information here. Thanks!

  12. Christine Holliday
    May 26, 2019 / 3:01 pm

    Bring along some Claritin Rapid Dissolve is such a good idea! I always forget!

  13. mrdisco
    October 12, 2019 / 8:55 pm

    my essential is the nexus card

  14. Angela Duku
    October 14, 2019 / 10:44 am

    I’m travelling next year so definitely great tips

  15. mrdisco
    October 24, 2019 / 8:49 pm

    a good leather duffel is another must

  16. Cynthia B
    December 2, 2020 / 10:00 am

    I never go overseas without an adapter plug for my hair blower and flat iron!

  17. Ed
    February 20, 2022 / 1:41 pm

    Thanks for sharing this. Looking forward to traveling again soon!